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Dr. Philip Allen

Assistant Professor
Bea Wood Hall


Philip Allen is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Midwestern State University. He earned a B.A. in Spanish (Western Kentucky University), an M.A. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures (University of South Florida), and a Ph.D. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures (University of Florida).

Office: Bea Wood Hall 105

Office Phone: (940) 397-4029


Office Hours (Spring 2023):

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00am - 11:50am (or by appointment)

Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Florida Ph.D. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures 2019
University of South Florida M.A. in Spanish Literatures and Cultures 2015
Western Kentucky University B.A. Spanish 2011
Employer Position Start Date End Date
The Pennsylvania State University Assistant Teaching Professor 08/15/2020 08/01/2021
University of Florida Graduate Teaching Assistant 08/17/2015 05/01/2019
University of South Florida Graduate Teaching Assistant 08/17/2013 05/01/2015

Publications: Monograph

Allen, Philip. Lope de Vega on Spanish Screens (1935-2020): The Shadow of the Phoenix. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2022. 272 pp. ISBN: 978-1666911770

Publications: Critical Editions

  1. 2023. Leonor de Meneses, El desdeñado más firme, edited by Philip Allen. Clásicos Hispánicos Colección XVII. Forthcoming.
  2. 2016. Allen, Philip C. Ed. “La más constante mujer.” Obras completas de Juan Pérez de Montalbán. Comedias Sueltas. Vol. 3.1. Ed. Claudia Demattè. Kassel, Germany: Reichenberger Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-944244-59-4

  § Rev: Debora Vaccari, Anuario Lope de Vega 24 (2018): 538-44.

§ Rev: Oriol Miró Martí, Renaissance Quarterly 71.2 (2018): 798-99.

§ Rev: José Elías Gutierrez Meza, Hipogrifo 6.1 (2018): 725-27.

§ Rev: Sidney Donnell, Bulletin of the Comediantes 69.2 (2017): 189-91.

Publications: Book Chapter

2023. Allen, Philip. “The Pícara’s Revenge: Classical Women for the Modern Age on TVE.” Uses and Abuses of Early Modern Spanish Culture, edited by Chad Leahy. Amsterdam: U of Amsterdam P. Forthcoming.

Conference Presentations

2022, September 23rd. “Cross-Dressing to Protect and (Pre)Serve: Lope de Vega’s Vengeful Vixens.” Cross-Dressing in Theatre and Plays. Cross-Dressing the Early Modern: Exploring Transformations through Dress. Dressing the Early Modern Network Virtual Conference. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Online.


2022, July 6th. “No Mention of the Moors: The Absence of the North African Moors in Film and Television Adaptations of Lope de Vega’s Theater (1949-1975)” Media and Science. The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater. Annual Symposium on Golden Age Theater. Almagro, Spain.


2022, April 22nd. “Two Star-Crossed Scripts: Francoist Prohibition of a Lope de Vega Adaptation” Clásicos de antes y de ahora. The Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference. Lexington, KY.


2020, February 21st. “Con mala estrella: el primer franquismo y La Estrella de Sevilla en la gran pantalla”. Historia y cine: El primer franquismo. VII Congreso Internacional de Historia y Cine. Universidad de Carlos III, Getafe. Madrid, Spain.

2019, June 27th. “Reclaiming Womanhood: Feminist Characterizations of Lope de Vega’s Protagonists in Post-Francoist Film and Television Adaptations.” Sixth International Symposium on Ideology, Politics and Demands in Spanish/Italian Language, Literature and Film. Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy. Palermo, Italy.

2019, April 13th. “The Many Faces of Lope de Vega in 20th - 21st Century Spanish Popular Culture.” The Kentucky Foreign Languages Conference. Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Conference. Lexington, KY.

2019, January 3rd. “Demonstration Interviews for Job Seekers in Languages.” The Modern Languages Association (MLA) Annual Convention. Chicago, IL.

2018, April 12th. “Vivificando a la villana: Caracterización y performance de doña Inés en la versión contemporánea de La villana de Getafe de Lope de Vega”. The Association for Hispanic Classical Theater. Symposium on Golden Age Theater, El Paso, TX.


2017, March 24th. “Ekphrasis in Ivory: ‘Reading’ Fourteenth Century Representations of La châtelaine de Vergi.” Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Graduate Student Talk. U of Florida. Gainesville, FL.

2017, January 21st. “The Test of Time: 21st Century Adaptations of Two Spanish Golden Age Plays.” Panel de literatura. OEGE Graduate Colloquium. U of Florida. Gainesville, FL.

2016, March 10th. “Art as Text: La châtelaine de Vergi in a 14th-Century Ivory Chest.” Art in Literature & Literature in Art. New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. New College. Sarasota, FL.


2016, February 26th. “Metaliteratura y televisión: El Quijote de Cervantes y la miniserie de Gutiérrez Aragón.” Territorios fronterizos en el cine hispano: Literatura y cine, cine y economía. Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Films. Stetson U. Celebration, FL.


2015, April 17th. “Textual Variants in La más constante mujer.” Spanish Paleography & Textual Criticism. World Language Education Annual Research Colloquium. A Research One Event. U of South Florida. Tampa, FL.


2015, March 20th. “Reconstructing Historical Memory Through Eyes and Gazes.” From Local to Global: Narratives of Inequality and Power: A Symposium. U of South Florida. Tampa, FL.